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Probe into fire on Tyne and Wear Metro train

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  • February 19, 2013
An investigation into a fire which saw passengers flee a Tyne and Wear Metro train is focussing on emergency exits. The blaze happened on 8 January on a train carrying 45 passengers between South Gosforth and Longbenton stations. No-one was seriously...

Birkby fire that killed eight 'seems like yesterday', says family

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  • February 19, 2013
A man who lost eight members of his family in a fire has appealed for help to find a suspect who has been on the run since 2002. Three men were jailed in 2003 over the fire at a house in Osborne Road, Birkby, Huddersfield. Shahid Mohammed was also ar...

Avon Fire rescue helicopter idea attacked by union

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  • February 19, 2013
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has criticised Avon Fire and Rescue Service for pursuing a deal for a rescue helicopter, only to put it on hold. The service has been considering the scheme since 2010, and put it out to tender for companies to bid for, ...

Luton council rules items in communal area 'hazardous'

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  • February 19, 2013
Residents at a sheltered housing block have been told to remove personal items from a communal area because they constitute a "fire hazard". Items to be removed at Wheatfield Court, Wheatfield Road, Luton, include pictures, cushions, tables, ornament...

Three people treated after house fire in Dalry

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  • February 19, 2013
Three people have been treated in hospital following an early morning house fire in North Ayrshire. Emergency services were called after fire broke out in the kitchen of the house in Wilson Wynd, Dalry, at 01:20. The blaze was extinguished by Strathc...

Avon, Devon and Somerset fire services discuss merging

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  • February 19, 2013
Two West Country fire brigades are in talks over merging to save money. Avon Fire & Rescue Service and Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service said the move could also "improve effectiveness". The Devon and Somerset service faces a shortfa...

Boy, 10, trapped under car near Rhyl High School

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  • February 19, 2013
A 10-year-old boy has been injured in a collision which left him trapped underneath a car outside a Denbighshire school. Police were called to Grange Road near Rhyl High School at 08:11 GMT following reports of an incident involving a Vauxhall Vectra...

Conwy fire: Woman dies after blaze in Berry Street

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  • February 19, 2013
A woman who was rescued from a fire at a flat in Conwy town centre has died, police say. The cause of the blaze in the first-floor flat in Berry Street on Friday afternoon was investigated but not suspicious. The woman, who was in her early 30s, had ...

Chip pan fire emergencies increase in Staffordshire

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  • February 19, 2013
The number of chip pan fires attended by crews in Staffordshire has increased by 8% over the last two years, the county's fire service has said. In 2012 Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service attended 70 house fires caused by chip pans. Glynn Luznyj, ...

Show pigeons killed in arson attack at Treforest

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  • February 19, 2013
Twenty five show pigeons have died in an arson attack on their shed, say South Wales Police. The incident happened at Treforest, near Pontypridd, just before 19:30 GMT on Sunday. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service confirmed the blaze was started del...

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